|Message from Stanford Health Care’s Chief Nursing Officer &Vice President of Patient Care Service|
July 30, 2020
Please join me in congratulating our remarkable Emergency Department (ED) for receiving the Lantern Award 2020 from the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). The namesake of the Lantern Award is Florence Nightingale, referred to as the “Lady of the Lamp” while she provided care by lamplight to wounded Crimean War soldiers during the dark of the night. Nightingale’s compassionate care paved the way for the profession of nursing to transform into a skilled, science-based, and essential healthcare role.
|The exceptional honor of receiving the Lantern Award indicates that SHC’s Emergency Department exemplifies outstanding performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy, and research. Each year, only 25 EDs receive this prestigious award, which demonstrates the SHC Marc and Laura Andreessen ED’s commitment to quality, safety, a healthy work environment, and innovative nursing practice and emergency care.|
|Furthermore, Stanford Nursing has reached another exciting milestone. On August 3rd, we are submitting our 4th American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet document. This document contains over 3,000 pages of exemplars and data highlighting the incredible excellence SHC’s exceptional nurses and interprofessionals work for and achieve every day. I would like to invite you all to join us virtually to celebrate this historic event at our Document Submission Party. I am looking forward to collectively cheering with everyone as we celebrate and get ready for our 4th Magnet Re-designation: “get ready, set, Fourth!”|
|With respect and admiration,|
|Dale Beatty, DNP, RN, NEA-BCChief Nursing Office and VP of Patient Care Services|